Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Wholesome Baking Powder

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The front cover features a drawn colored illustration of a little blond girl wearing an embroidered white dress with large pink bows on each shoulder. She is standing on a large can that has the title "The Wholesome" written in brown lettering. There is a green satin drape behind her. The back cover contains a red, white, and black can of Rumford Baking Powder with a green satin drape behind it. At the bottom, the phrase "For Sale By All Grocers" is written in purple lettering. The front end page is made up of two black and white factory illustrations of the Rumford Baking Powder. The inside pages are dedicated to various recipes that utilize Rumford Baking Powder in them. Some of the recipes are Fig Puffs, Orange Wafers, Lemon Queen Cake, Lemon Jumbles, Five Minute Pastry, and Surprise Roll. All recipes begin at the top with a list of the ingredients needed followed by directions on how to prepare the dish. The back end page is made up of a list of domestic and foreign locations for the company Rumford Chemical Works.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Rumford

Publisher: Rumford Chemical Works (Providence, R.I.)

1905 (ca.)

8 p.

16.2 x 9.2 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: The Wholesome Baking Powder. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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